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Heartland Student of the Month

Natalie Burns earns award from Heartland Power and KJAM Radio

Student of the Month is top of her class

ARLINGTON, S.D. – Arlington High School junior Natalie Burns has been named Student of the Month by Heartland Consumers Power District and KJAM Radio. She’s recognized as an academic standout who leads by example.

“Natalie is a great role model and top of her class,” said Arlington School Counselor Kelsey Borchard. “She is involved in many activities and still finds free time to volunteer for various community and school projects.”

With her senior year ahead of her, Burns has already carved a path as a student leader in Arlington. She’s a member of student council and has attended Girls State and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.

Her academic achievements include being named to National Honor Society, A-honor roll and standing as first in her class with a 3.9 GPA.

Burns is a multi-sport student athlete, participating in cross country, track and volleyball, including JO volleyball. As member of the A-Club, she earned letters both her sophomore and junior years.

Outside the classroom she’s active in FFA, youth group and 4-H.

Burns is the daughter of Paul and Jen Burns. Currently, her plans after high school include pursuing a degree in the medical field.

The “Student of the Month” is awarded through a partnership of Heartland and KJAM Radio in Madison and recognizes exceptional students in one of five area school districts. Heartland provides wholesale power to the cities of Arlington, Colman, Howard, Madison and Volga, all of which are in the KJAM listening area.

Each month of the school year, Heartland presents an outstanding student from one of these schools with a recognition certificate and small token, and advertisements announcing the winning student air on KJAM Radio. Officials from each participating school nominate students for the award.

This is the eleventh year Heartland and KJAM have teamed up to offer this program.

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